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and you start to compare the injuries that occurred in one area of the aircraft, when you had the duel restraint system. >> new concerns about the seat belts on the ash jana flight. the advantage some passengers may have had. >> good evening. and thanks for joining us. >> there's several major new developments tonight involving the asiana airline crash. just into the newsroom, we have confirmed the identity of the 16-year-old who may have been inadvertently run over by a san
francisco fire truck after that crash landing. the coroner identified the girl. a representative from the coroner's office will prepare her today. the family flew to san francisco international, along with the parents of the other girl killed in saturday's crash. she is also just 16 years old. >> this investigation is unfolding quickly. the ntsb is releasing new information at a swift pace. this is newly-released video by the ntsb of the crash scene. here's key developments. two flight attendants were ejected from the plane. deborah hersman said the plane landing gear struck the bay first. the commanding pilot was serving as an instructor for the first time. >> we have live team coverage for you this evening. jean elle and more on that investigation, including what
the pilots didn't realize what was happening in the moments before flight 214 crashed. >> we begin with terry mcsweeney and the emerging question over seat belts. did the first class passengers get better protection? >> reporter: 12 of the victims of the asiana aircraft disaster are still here at san francisco general. five are in critical condition. and now, an attorney from burlingame is asking the question, had the people in economy class had the same restraints as those in first class, might there be fewer people here? and might the injuries be less severe? preliminary reports from victims of the asiana flight raised one big question for attorney frank petrie. >> and you start to compare the injuries that occurred in one area of the aircraft, when you had the dual restraint system with those who didn't. and you see where there were dramatic differences in the nature and type of injury. >> reporter: he's not certain only first class passengers have the kind of safety harness we
have in our cars. but he has heard reports. >> the impact was so powerful. if i did not have one more strap going around my chest, i probably would hit the ceiling. >> reporter: but biomechanics experts say the extra restraints in first class is because there's more room for passengers to be thrown about. in coach, the seat in front of you prevents that. the chair of the national transportation safety board was asked about the restraints today. >> we'll have to look at the effects of the aircraft as delivered by boeing in 2006, to see if there's modifications made later. >> reporter: he has battled suits in court over the years. he said there's one way to get the attention of the airlines. >> i think the issue is whether a lawsuit that is brought is going to change corporate culture. >> reporter: but whether shoulder harnesses would be a true safety addition is in
dispute. jeffrey manly, chief of neurosurgery at san francisco general, says there's many injuries. if you put in the shoulder belt, it might just move the injuries up further. your head weighs a tremendous amount. he is not just interested in changing the corporate culture. he's representing cli ining cli. he may end up suing asiana, the airline, boeing, the company that made that jet, as well as the company that made the flight instruments and maybe even san francisco international airport. live in san francisco, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. back up. >> it was a chaotic scene at sfo today. a crush of media. many of them chinese and korean journalists, wanting to interview the president of asiana airlines. he did not speak to reporters. but promised to fully cooperate
with this investigation. the airport in south korea earlier today, he bowed and apologized to the families of the two teenagers killed in the crash. but the father of one of those teens couldn't contain his anger toward him. as he publicly lashed out at the ceo and told him that he was disappointed with the airline. now, to new details about the investigation and the moments leading up to the crash. three pilots in the cockpit. as we're learning tonight, confusion over who was doing what and when they realized that the flight was in trouble. >> nbc bay area's jean elle continues our coverage from burlingame. >> reporter: survivors of the plane crash and their family members are staying here at the crown plaza in burlingame. the ntsb says it wants to speak with the passengers about the crash, the evacuation and the emergency response. and tonight, we're learning the evacuation did not go smoothly for everyone. while the ntsb maps and examines the debris field, the only member to talk publicly tells the korean media, she worked
frantically to get passengers to safety. >> translator: actually, i was not thinking but acting. as soon as i heard emergency escape, i conducted the evacuations. >> reporter: it didn't go smoothly for everyone. the ntsb says the relief officer in the cockpit, is telling investigators another flight attendant was trapped in an escape slide that opened inside the plane. >> a chute that had deployed inside and trapped one of the flight attendants, in his effort to free the flight attendant from that chute. >> reporter: two other flight attendants were ejected from the plane, found injured on the runway. the training pilot and the instructor at the controls of the plane, completed their interviews with investigators. they say the auto throttle was armed and set at 137 knots. the instructor says he assumed the throttle was maintaining speed. but realized 200 feet before the runway, his speed was low. >> one of the very critical things that needs to be
monitored on approach to landing is speed. and so, we need to understand what was going on in the cockpit and also what was going on with the aircraft. >> the ntsb says at 500 feet, the pilot realized the plane was not lined up with the runway. there was a lateral deviation. something independent pilots say may have distracted the crew from monitoring the speed. >> the crew was focusing on that deviation. and therefore failed to notice the air speed. >> reporter: the ntsb will have to determine if the autothrottle failed or the pilots failed to operate it properly. the ntsb may never know if the pilots were under the influence. they were not tested for drugs and alcohol. under current law, the ntsb says american pilots must be tested after an accident. but that law does not apply to foreign pilots. reporting live in burlingame, jean elle, nbc bay area news. so far, we've heard glowing reviews of the first responders. but tonight, a group of
responders say the emergency responders were too slow. >> we stayed with them. comforted them. yelling for ambulances and fire trucks to come help. we had to call 911 because we weren't getting the immediate response there. >> elliot stone owns a martial arts academy in scott valley. he was returning from south korea with family members and students. he and his father were trying to help injured passengers. but they couldn't get any of the first responders to assist them. elliot's father thinks -- stone's father thinks they encountered one of the girls who died in the crash. we invite you to stay with nbc bay area news for the latest on the crash. a website a valuable resource for interviews as well as the pilots' perspective through a flight simulator. now, to an exclusive investigation from our investigative unit that's developing at this hour. cisco foods, one of the nation's largest food distributors, is
under investigation by the state health department. >> vicky nguyen has learned that cisco has been storing food in outdoor units. outdoor as opposed to indoor refrigerated units. >> state inspectors saw for themselves what we uncovered. meat, dairy and fresh produce, being kept for hours in those public storage lockers where you might put old furniture. they are outdoors, hot and not approved to store things like raw chicken or milk. but that's exactly what we found. cisco trucks delivering food to these metal storage sheds in the middle of the night. we observed cisco employees picking up chicken, pork and steak hours later in their personal cars and driving that food to restaurants, vendors and hotels. when we contacted public health with what we found, they immediately moved in to investigate. we also reached out to cisco to ask about these secret food sheds.
they declined to speak to us. but said in a statement, our company policy states that sysco-controlled drop sites need to be replaced with refrigerator units. they have ceased its practices in relation to these drop sites. and will implement the correct practices with sales and delivery team. sysco says this has been going on for years. and says there are a dozen food sheds over the bay area. much more in this developing story in the coming days. >> i understand you're doing double-duty. you have another investigation coming up in a few minutes. >> that's right. up next at 11:00, we'll look into claims about a screening test offered at bay area clinics. some say it can find breast cancer before a mammogram. why a survivor tells women to beware. a serial rapist with bay area ties may be released from the hospital tonight. the concern and the fight up and down the state to prevent that
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the los angeles county d.a.'s office, went to san jose to fail legal paperwork to block the release. this comes two months after the judge agreed to release the rapist from the hospital. in sunnyvale, the neighbors are not happy. kathy mccray remembers this face and the name. christoph christopher she says women in sunnyvale were terrified. hubbart was arrested. >> he got caught. that was a big deal around her. >> reporter: and convicted of raping 15 women. >> i'm flab ghasted. i knew it was a lot of women. i didn't know it was 15. >> reporter: hubbart had admitted to raping 20 women in the los angeles area in the 1970s. that's 40 victims in more than 10 years. knbc in los angeles talked to one of the rape victims in 1979,
when hubbart was about to be released from prison. >> i don't think he should be out. as soon as he gets a chance, he's probably going to do it again. >> reporter: in 1990, hubbart was released from prison. but shortly thereafter, the santa clara county d.a.'s office said he attacked a woman walking home. since then, he has spent most of his time in state hospitals. now, a judge has granted him conditional release from the state hospital after experts said hubbart was ready to go back into society. >> he's done terrible things. and i understand that nobody would want the guy living next door. that being said, he has the legal right to ask for release once he's completed his inpatient treatment. >> reporter: she leads the mental issues team for the d.a.'s office. she says hubbart will be monitored, receive treatment and will have a curfew. hubbart will return to los angeles county where he grew up.
>> he's going to be heavily supervised. more heavily supervised than any inmate coming out of state prison or county jail. >> reporter: but neighbors in sunnyvale are convinced only bad things can come out of this. >> i'm concerned for people in l.a. county and beyond that. we go to l.a. we like l.a. we'd like to not be raped in l.a. >> reporter: now, could be several months before hubbart is released anyway because they have to pick out a home for him. people have to be put into position to monitor him. and it may take longer to get out if l.a. county is successful in blocking his release. it is a scary statistic. one in eight women will be diagnosed in their lifetime with breast cancer. early detection can be life-saving. but are women getting the best tools to use to detect cancer? >> some say it's mammography. but vicky nguyen investigated
the controversial claims made of this technique. >> mammography is offered at clinics across the bay area. it is advertised as a test that can find cancer years before a mammogram would. the fda says it has no evidence to support these claims. and mammography is not an alternative. we asked, what should women know before they invest their time and money in this test? the images look impressive. a rainbow picture of your chest. each color represents a different temperature zone. it's a thermogram. >> the more information, the more chance you have. >> reporter: we used our hidden camera, to find out what technicians are telling women. >> it's very accurate. and it has the ability to detect the changes that we're looking for, many years before that mass would ever be large enough to be detected on a mammogram.
>> reporter: the fda has approved thermograms in addition to mammograms. but not as a stand-alone test. that hasn't kept some clinics of making exaggerated claims of what thermography can do. this woman believed similar claims from a san francisco clinic. >> 90% accurate. for me, it was just -- catastrophic. >> reporter: she was worried about the radiation from mammograms. so, she turned to thermography. she showed us the therogram from her breasts. when she felt a lump, she underwent a mammogram. she had stage 3 cancer.
>> she probably would have just died. >> reporter: her son left college to help care for his mom. >> it's a painful, hard experience to go through. >> i'm really angry that i have to go through this. it could have killed me. >> reporter: remember the walnut creek clinic we were told this. >> it does it equally as well or better than a mammogram. >> reporter: dr. len sapudo runs that clinic. does it provide a false sense of security when it comes to breast cancer. >> no more than any other test. >> reporter: his clinic charges $185 for a test. you believe that it's more accurate than mammogram and it can find cancer before mammograms. >> that's correct. >> reporter: the fda on its website, the fda has no evidence to support these claims. >> the fda lies all the time. they are basically corrupt. >> reporter: the technology has been around since the '60s.
but the doctor says there's no standardization, when it comes to who interprets what the images mean. >> reporter: how can you trust it? >> that's a problem. you have to know where you're going. >> reporter: a quick search for thermography turns up claims that are disleading. including, it can detect abnormalities eight to ten years were mammography can detect a mass. we ran those claims by bonnie joe. >> it is san excellent tool for early breast cancer detection? true or false? >> that would be false. that's not been shown. mammography works. it helps save lives. >> reporter: does it provide any benefits? >> i don't think so. not that i've seen yet. >> reporter: as fill alma, she's documenting her recovery, to show that all of this colorful imagery, didn't provide her the
life-saving information, that was in these black and white pictures. >> it's serious business. it's my life. and it would have made a big difference if i would catch it at zero, than at stage 3. >> reporter: alma has undergone chemotherapy and a lumpectomy. she has six more weeks to attack the cancer. but she is feeling stronger. dr. joe says for younger women or those who aren't candidates for mammogram, the best images technique is ultrasound. we contacted the clinics on what they told us. the full statements are online. go to nbcbayarea.com. vicky nguyen, nbc, bay area news. >> we wish her a speedy recovery. if you have a tip or anyone on our investigative unit, give us a call at 888-996-tips. or send an e-mail. let's bring in jeff raineri. seems like our microclimates are in full effect.
>> plenty of fog out here for today. that's going to give us more delays like we've seen the past couple of days. the runway closure and low clouds. let's get a first look at our forecast for wednesday. cloud cover at the coastline. but the biggest thing tomorrow morning will be the cloud cover introduced to the interior valley. temperatures in the mid-60s. by 4:00 p.m., instead of upper 90s, low 90s. and more clouds by the afternoon. let's go outside to our live camera network tonight. and you can see, not much here. from emeryville, to san francisco, it's fogged in. and at the golden gate bridge, you're going to notice very low visibility. and also, likely drizzle and also mist for the immediate coastline. now, our fog forecast for tomorrow has the most of this low cloud cover throughout marin and also sonoma sougcounties. and that's standard. by the afternoon hours, we have santa clara highlighted.
a surge of some cloud cover from the south. that's going to increase our humidity. thunderstorms associated with the cloud cover should stay off to our south. we're going to see the clouds filtering up as we head through the afternoon. cooler here for wednesday. 88 in san jose. 93 in every green. it will be the hottest back across the east bay. but we'll go with 95 in walnut creek. that's doable for us on the midweek forecast. 95 in pleasanton. and 96 in livermore. 68 in san francisco. 91 in napa. you can lose the jacket by the afternoon. filtered sunshine. on the seven-day forecast, temperatures are going to be cooling off as we head through thursday and friday, with mid to upper 80s inland and 60s at the coastline. and once again, the thunderstorms should stay to the south. but keep your eyes to the sky. you could see activity. scientists sounding the alarm about potential health risk associated to cats. look at 'em.
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you might want to be careful the next time you change the kitty litter box. cat waste may carry a parasite that may be more dangerous than previously thought. now it appears that parasites from cat waste can affect people that are otherwise healthy. they advocate controlling cat populations, especially ferrell ones. it was a phenomenal night for one of our local teams. we go to at&t park next.
could finish a game the same day they started it. they couldn't do it with yesterday's game that was 5:26 and 16 innings. this one was shorter than that. and not the result. let's get to the highlights of this one. mets and giants, game number two. andrew brown, deep to left. looked pretty good. robbing the home run and a walk and hit in this one. in the eighth, the giants were down 6-5. now down more than that. marlon byrd, grand slam to left. seventh career grand slam with him. mets hang on to win. they won 10-6, the final score. >> we're getting tested like we've never been tested before. but you know, the only thing you do is you come out and you give it all you got every night. i feel good about them doing that. the mood, the tempo, the spirit of the club. it's been good. let's go to happier times.
the a's taking on the pirates. two of the best teams in baseball. started the game delayed almost two hours because of rain. arnold palmer sticking it out. fourth inning, 1-0, pirates. former pirates, brandon moss, launching a two-run shot to right. 2-1 a's after that. and fast forward to the ninth inning. grant balfour facing russell martin. he grounds out to end this one. 42nd-straight save for belfour. the a's roll over one of the best teams in baseball. sticking with the a's. cespedes will join in the all-star festivities. taking part in the home run derby. the first oakland player in the derby since jason giambi did it in 2001. you hear the a's talking about cespedes. he is tailor-made for that in new york. good morning! wow.
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jeff joins us now. you've been talking about potential weather delays that people should be aware of. >> the low clouds we're dealing with. fogged in. also some drizzle and starting to move across the coast at this point. and that runway closure, delays about one to two hours expected for tomorrow morning. >> good night, everyone. look at 'em. living on cloud nine with that u-verse wireless receiver. you see in my day, when my mom was repainting the house, you couldn't just set up a tv in the basement. i mean, come on! nope. we could only watch tv in the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] add a wireless receiver.
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